CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns made the offensive a priority during the first two rounds of the draft, but were clearly not impressed with any of the wide receivers available. The Browns waited until the fourth round with pick number 100 before they chose a wide receiver, taking speedster Travis Benjamin out of Miami. In the third round, the Browns took defensive tackle John Hughes out of Cincinnati. Hughes was born in the Columbus area and playes his high school football at Gahanna Lincoln. Mike Holmgren told the media, he felt the "team improved with the picks made this year" He also went on to say,"We'd all like to see a big jump this year. That's our hope. And we think that's possible. We think that's reasonable."
The Browns Team President also said he did have talks with Indianapolis about the number one overall pick, but did say the talks "were brief". Here is a complete list of the Browns 2012 NFL Draft.
3rd pick overall: Trent Richardson running back Alabama. "I don't know about the height thing. They had me at 5-9 when they pushed my hair down… I don't buy into the size thing," Richardson said. http://5.wews.com/NoF
22rd pick overall: Brandon Weeden quarterback Oklahoma State. "There's a lot of pressure that goes along with being a quarterback, running back in the NFL," Weeden said. "Being 28 years old is an advantage for me… I still have a lot of football left in the tank." http://5.wews.com/jXb
37th overall: Mitchell Schwartz offensive tackle California. "Excited to be a Brown! It's a great organization and I'm looking forward to helping the Browns win a Super Bowl!" Schwartz posted on Twitter. http://5.wews.com/4Kr
87th overall: John Hughes defensive tackle Cincinnati. http://5.wews.com/Aam
100th overall: Travis Benjamin wide receiver Miami http://5.wews.com/YU4
120th overall: James-Michael Johnson inside linebacker Nevada http://5.wews.com/GaS
160th overall: Ryan Miller offensive guard Colorado http://5.wews.com/oeI
204th overall: Emmanuel Acho OLB Texas
205th overall: Billy Winn DT Boise State
245th overall: Trevin Wade CB Arizona
247th overall: Brad Smelley TE Alabama